“Local police say they still do not know the motivation for the attack, but are treating it as terrorism.”
December 7, 1941: “Local police in Honolulu say they still do not know the motivation for the attack, but are treating it as a possible provocation from the Japanese Empire.”
“Barcelona van attack: multiple deaths reported in Las Ramblas area – latest updates,” by Nicola Slawson and Alexandra Topping, Guardian, August 17, 2017:
TV3 says it now has “official” confirmation that 13 people are dead. It also says there are dozens of injured.
Eyewitness Lourdes Porcar told TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way,” she said.
Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene.
There are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt.
Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas – meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres….
Local police say they still do not know the motivation for the attack, but are treating it as terrorism. The Cadena Ser radio station reports that a Spanish identity card with an Arabic name has been found inside the van.
There are reports of police ushering people away from a Turkish restaurant by the Ramblas. There are also reports that at least one gunman is holed up in a Turkish restaurant….